Petition Tag - community

1. Limit Employment tax to your own town/city for its overall budget

I believe this will allow each community to tackle its issues head on.

2. The Donald Simpson Centre Operational Funding Ceased

The Redland City Council ceasing all operational funding from June 2018
to the Centre will result in increases in fees and charges to our fixed low income Community:-
* Membership fees in excess of 2200 members
* Room Hire
*Activity Fees
*Services Provided
*Educational Classes

This increase in fees and charges would have a serious economic effect and lead to the reduction of affordable fees at the Donald Simpson Community Centre who exists in our Community to enable all those who wish to access a wide range of activities and information programs.

3. Help us get authorization for the use of safety amber lights

The Howard Beach Citizens Safety Patrol is a official non-for-profit organization that works on quality of life issues and patrols our Howard Beach community. For three years we have been in contact with the NYPD expressing our need for safety amber lights, to protect the community and our members, we patrol in marked organizational patrol cars and assist all first responders in emergency situations. For example when assisting at a car accident, we need to secure the scene until emergency personnel arrive by using our amber safety lights. We have continuously been denied the use of our amber lights, by the NYPD, even though we have given ample examples of our assistance and meet all qualifications by law in their use.

4. Save St Johns 110 year old Church in Donvale

St Johns church located at 283 Springvale Rd in Donvale Victoria, is a 110 year old building which is threatened to be knocked down by a developer. The Manningham Council have the power to direct funds to save the church, but they have recently overturned their decision to do so.
This is not ok.
We would like the council to pay to have the church and accompanying 104 year old hall relocated to Schramm's Cottage where they can be preserved and enjoyed again by the community. Please sign our petition to help save this church, or else this important part of our local history will be lost forever.

5. Montpelier: Support 2017 Zoning Update for Housing

Since 1960, Montpelier’s population has declined, while that of Vermont and most surrounding towns has grown. At the root of this decrease is a severe housing shortage — a vacancy rate of nearly 0%. This well-documented scarcity poses hurdles to maintaining and enhancing Montpelier’s infrastructure and preserving the character of its vibrant community.

6. Petition for Niklas to Grow His Hair

Not long ago our dear friend Niklas slayed in the world of beauty with his long, golden locks. However, the glory days have come and gone. Yes folks, Niklas has cut his hair.

One may presume that Niklas' decision to grow his hair longer is his decision alone. However, the amount of distress that this occurrence has caused his community is beyond endurance.

Testimony--Community member, Riley Witte, has stated that he cannot sleep at night due to images of Niklas cutting his scrumptious locks.

7. Support the Laurel Rooftop

The Laurel Rooftop has become a huge part of the Ascot Vale community over the past 5 years since it opened, hosting talented local musicians and providing a safe and friendly environment for the neighborhood to enjoy. The hotel has been around for over 150 years.

Unfortunately, effective immediately, the Mooney Valley City Council have enforced harsh restrictions on the Laurel Rooftop. The new curfew means closing the rooftop at 10pm daily including weekends and bans any amplified music. This includes even background music on our own sound system. So you can imagine the lack of atmosphere as a result of this and not even being able to finish watching the Friday night footy match.

Please help us get back our late night hours and be able to have live acoustic music and DJ’s on preferred nights. Please sign your name as support. We have a VCAT Hearing on 10th July in which we hope to be able to alter these hours and the amplified music restrictions.

8. Support the UOttawa Real Food Challenge

The Real Food Challenge (RFC) is a national, student-driven campaign to reshape our food economy. We are a network of students and youth at schools across the country, advocating for "real food" on our campuses and in our communities.

The impact
Collectively, colleges and universities across North America spend over $5 billion per year to feed their students. By working together to shift 20% of purchasing to Real Food, we will be funnelling $1 billion into the agriculture and supply chains we need for our future.

We have a goal of reaching 20% Real Food procurement by 2020.

Please show support for the Real Food Challenge at the University of Ottawa by signing below!

9. Reverse Cuts to Opening Hours & Engage With Members

In January 2017 the opening hours were unilaterally and suddenly cut at Roscrea Leisure Centre. This was the final straw for many members, who have endured years of poor management and a complete lack of engagement or consultation with members.

After a meeting of 100 members of the community the board of directors agreed to reverse the decision to cut opening hours, and engage in consultation for 3 months. In the words of one of the directors present at the meeting, the cuts to opening hours clearly had “the maximum amount of impact” on members.

In March 2017, following a period of patient waiting for this decision to be implemented, the directors reversed this decision. Despite their claims, no consultation with members was engaged in prior to this reversal.

It was said at a second public meeting that recent events at the Centre had provoked deep feelings in the members, casual users and the wider Roscrea Community; and this was clear when unanimity prevailed regarding the formation of the Roscrea Leisure Centre Community Action Group.

Roscrea Leisure Centre is the result of a long and hard fought campaign by the community of Roscrea, dating back to the 1940s. Funds were generously provided by generations of Roscrea men and women, along with the taxpayer who continues to provide significant funds year-on-year.

The community cannot stand by while this valuable resource is so badly mismanaged – few believe that these cuts will be the first. Last year prices were raised, this year hours are cut, what will happen next year?

We call upon the directors of Roscrea Swimming Pool Ltd to honor their original statement and reverse the cuts to opening hours for a period of 3 months. This will provide the necessary goodwill to allow engagement in meaningful consultation with the members and thus prevent the otherwise inevitable further decline of the finest Leisure Centre in the midlands. The current situation is unsustainable and cannot be allowed to continue.

Great trees are planted by those who will never sit in their shade. Roscrea leisure centre was built by men and women who would never enjoy it. They had a vision, they fought for it. If we don't fight today to keep this centre open and thriving, we betray our grandparents. We leave a poorer town for our grandchildren.

10. Birch Cliff Condominium Height Restriction

The Birch Cliff Neighbourhood is unlike any other in Scarborough. Neighbourhood residents and many others throughout the community enjoy its vibrancy, walkability, and friendly neighbourhood feel. A developer has purchased half a block of property on the north side of Kingston Rd. between Warden Ave. and Manderley Dr. with plans to build a towering mid-rise condominium with 120 units. Ward 36 Councillor Gary Crawford confirmed the new development in an interview with Birch Cliff News. Crawford said the developer is Core Development Group.

Neighbourhood residents and others who enjoy Birch Cliff are not opposed to the construction of an appropriately-sized mixed retail and residential building at the proposed location. Birch Cliff residents oppose the project as currently planned because its proposed enormous scale would be wholly out of place in and forever diminish the charms of the community. The infusion into the neighbourhood of such an imposing structure, inhabited by hundreds of residents would also further congest and accelerate wear and tear on surrounding roads and sidewalks, make parking more difficult for residents and patrons, reduce pedestrian safety, congest the already congested neighbourhood schools, and increase noise and light pollution. And this project would set a precedent for the height and scope of future development of other properties held by the stakeholders in Birch Cliff or others wishing to develop the Birch Cliff neighbourhood.

We believe that the height and scale of the project is out of line with the neighbourhood and the community in particular. We are asking limit the building to 4 floors to better match the other buildings in the area along Kingston Road. Limiting the height of the building will better complement the neighbourhood and lessen the negative impact on the community.

We are organizing neighbours to ensure we have solidarity, and we hope to take everyone’s concerns into account. Your written record of support is also critical: Please sign the statement below

11. Save Brinkburn Centre

A vibrant community centre providing a range of community activities is being threatened with closure. South Tyneside Council are determining the future of the popular community facility through an options appraisal, with one option selling the land for housing development.

The Brinkburn Centre is a strong community hub providing a range of community activities and projects for the residents of South Tyneside. It is a valued community facility and one which is used by over 6000 people per week. It has been managed by Brinkburn Community Association since 1977 and all financial and staff support from the Council is being withdrawn from 1st April 2017.

The Local Authority announced the plans for the withdraw of funding support in 2016 and asked the community association to prepare for an asset transfer of the property. Preparing for the transfer, a new registered charity, Brinkburn CIO, has been established along with a full business plan and staffing arrangements.

Now the local authority has now stated it is currently completing an options appraisal on the future of the Brinkburn Centre site, options include;

- Full or part transfer of the property to Brinkburn CIO on a lease agreement;
- Brinkburn CIO manage the property on a management agreement;
- Demolish Brinkburn, sell the land for develop and build a new build centre.

12. The Curtis House

This petition is in circulation to gain community input for establishment of The Curtis House. We are looking to create the necessary support to petition the City of Opelika to change the house from residential use only.

13. Stop Rezoning and Protect Historic Downtown Milledgeville, Georgia

This November 8th, Milledgeville's City Council will vote on a request to rezone historic downtown property from Community Commercial to Multi-Family Residential. This rezoning would allow the development of a gated residential complex at 221 and 231 N. Wayne St in the heart of downtown. Evidence abounds that rezoning these properties would be the wrong move for our City Council to make, especially when Council Members take Milledgeville's history, culture, and economy - as well as the ordinances they are bound by - into account.

Milledgeville is worthy of its Historic District title. As one of the first planned cities in the United States, it was modeled after Washington, D.C. Construction of Georgia's antebellum capital began in 1803, but it wasn't until 1807 that a wagon train carrying the state treasury and official documents made its way from the previous capital, Louisville, to its new one, Milledgeville.

Around that time, city land was set aside for the local community to invest in and profit from. We call such zoning Community Commercial today. One antebellum business owner, Wilkes Flagg, founded his blacksmith shop downtown on N. Wayne St - even though he started life as a slave in Virginia. The money his 'master' allowed him to earn from practicing the blacksmith trade on N. Wayne permitted Wilkes to purchase his own freedom as well as that of his wife Lavinia and son Wilkes, Jr. He accomplished this more than 15 years before the end of the Civil War.

When Sherman came through Milledgeville on his March to the Sea, he didn't burn the city to the ground as he had Atlanta, however his men did menace the population that was unable or unwilling to flee. Wilkes Flagg, 64 years old and already a free man, was hung from a tree for days by his thumbs and tortured for his knowledge of where certain spoils of war were hidden. Although he knew such information, he never confessed.

By that time, Flagg Chapel Baptist Church had held service for 34 years, and Wilkes had been its respected pastor for decades. From that moment, he would go on to found the first public school for Georgia's freed slaves and people of color, The Eddy School. Wilkes remains, to this day, a celebrated historical figure and our citizens remember with reverence how he earned his freedom, multiple times over, in our historic downtown.

After the Civil War, a nearby Freedman's Bureau was established to manage the transition from slavery to liberty. By then, the state legislature had moved to Atlanta. As the new capital grew, so did the African American Businesses District on the cross streets of North Wayne and McIntosh. In this segregated business district, countless citizens earned their economic freedom and organized their continued fight for social justice. As time moved on, and segregation lost its social stronghold, the African American Business District came to be revered as one of Milledgeville's truly influential cultural centers.

Unfortunately, not much of the Historic African American Business District remains today. Some of it was demolished to make way for the downtown police station and court house parking lot. If the current request for rezoning is approved, and the land is developed as requested, when standing in the Black Heritage Plaza on the corner of N. Wayne and McIntosh you'll be able to look left and see a police station and look right and see a gated community, which will be marketed towards affluent college students. Such a decision would be one visible step closer to erasing the cultural and commercial heritage of both Milledgeville's Historic District and its Historic African American Business District.

While most citizens approve of developing these properties, many strongly oppose rezoning as the properties are the last open land still available for commercial development in our confined downtown. On page 52 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan for Baldwin County and City of Milledgeville, one of the points for land use says "We will continue to encourage the development of Downtown Milledgeville as a vibrant center of the community in order to improve overall attractiveness and local quality of life." However, if these properties are rezoned, the resulting gated residential development would ultimately serve only a small piece of our community’s pie.

It's important to note that Baldwin County has endured a 21.1% loss in employment since 2006, according to a Market Feasibility Analysis published in 2015. Rezoning property in such a small downtown from Community Commercial to Multi-Family Residential - in addition to erasing cultural and economic history - would in no way offer a long-term solution to our economic woes. While such rezoning may benefit local land owners looking for a quick sell of their properties, the vast majority of profits overtime would go to benefit a developer and residential management team based out of Athens. Land set aside to nourish the local economy would forever be limited in its original purpose.

It's also important to remember community resources, like our maxed-out downtown parking, when considering Milledgeville's economy. As such, the developer must provide 36 parking spaces for the proposed 36 bedroom complex. To fit these parking spots in the proposed lot, the developer requested a variance to shorten parking space length from 20' (that’s considered Code) to 18'.

At recent rezoning hearings, citizens repeatedly pointed out the obvious: trucks that residents and students actually drive in our region don't all FIT into 18' spaces. Therefore, residents of the gated complex - along with visiting friends and family - would have no other option than to park their oversized or visiting vehicles on the street, in spaces normally occupied by cars conducting local business.

Further stress on already limited parking would hinder accessibility to nearby businesses like Slater's Funeral Home, located across the street from the proposed development. Slater's has served the local community during its time of need for over 100 years. However, since available street parking has dwindled over the years, permitting this variance alongside rezoning would only continue the negative trend in available downtown parking.

The last section on page 12 of The Comprehensive Plan says it best: "...there has been an increase in housing that contains 20-49 units, otherwise known as multi-family housing. This housing has the potential to cause traffic and environmental problems if development occurs in areas that are not prepared to handle densities of this nature."

If that wasn't enough, page 16 of the same document states: "Haphazard development could result in the loss of many valuable resources that the County and City rely on for tourism and a sense of community." Our citizens are petitioning against rezoning these properties because we see with clear eyes the long-term loss rezoning would mean for Milledgeville's historic, cultural, economic, and community resources.

If you agree that rezoning 221 and 231 N. Wayne St. from Community Commercial to Multi-Family Residential is the WRONG MOVE for Milledgeville's City Council to make, we implore you to sign this petition and make your voice heard.

We also invite you to join us at the next City Council meeting at City Hall on November 8th at 6:30PM when voting will take place. There are few better ways to celebrate Election Day than by make your presence known and taking action as a concerned citizen. We look forward to seeing you there!

14. Keep Plas Yn Rhos Day Care Centre Open

Wrexham County Borough Council are considering closing Plas yn Rhos Day Care Centre in Rhos. Closing the Plas yn Rhos Day Care Centre and another Day Care Centre in Caia Park will save them less than £50k, but will impact on the lives of dozens of elderly people and their families and staff at the centres.

We believe that Plas yn Rhos Day Care Centre should not only be kept open, but should be better promoted and better utilised for the benefit of the immediate and wider community.

Those attending Plas Yn Rhos are amongst the most vulnerable in our society. Having contributed to society they face the prospect of being left alone, lonely, and frail.

We, the undersigned, pay our taxes in order so that it is spent on ensuring a decent quality of life for all, giving people dignity and self-respect.

"The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped." Hubert H. Humphrey

"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." - Mahatma Ghandi

15. Johnson Fold Community Centre

After spending many hours applying for grants and funding we have reached a point where we cannot continue. It is apparent that to carry out our proposals and future projects we need a base to work from. We cannot even apply for the funding we need because we have nowhere to run the projects from. We are currently working out of two houses, struggling to find space to store our equipment and with nowhere suitable to run events from. We rely on the good nature of the church in the area to provide us with space to fundraise and hold small events, which is not desirable. In essence we will struggle to move forward, apply for grants and carry out the much needed help that our community needs.

We need a building to support our community, especially during the current economical climate, with more and more of the resident’s struggling. We would like to use the space to hold different clubs and classes for the children and adults in the community, to develop skills such as cooking, reading and academic support. We have many more plans, which we would greatly benefit the community, but we have nowhere to execute them, and now no way to apply for funding as we have no base.

16. Protect the community-based, non-profit Earthwise Farm

For almost ten years the not-for-profit Earthwise Farm has been a model for small scale community based farming. Thousands of people of all ages visit us to rediscover their connection with growing food. Our farm based events draw hundreds of people to celebrate and share a new vision for the future of farming.

We are Tsawwassen’s authentic grass roots inspired community farm, and our success has been made possible by our community.

But that could change.

In a few weeks, our certified organic field will be dismantled to accommodate site grading for the Southlands development project, and when the work is completed, we may not be allowed to resume farming in that location.

We ask that the Corporation of Delta:
1) Keep the Earthwise Farm in its current location as the feature of the Market Square, as promised; and,
2) Support Earthwise to continue to deliver its community and farming education programs without interruption during the development process.

Throughout the debate and public presentations leading to the approval of the Southlands development, Century Group (the developer) stated that, “As the working model for the Southlands Community-based Farm, Earthwise Farm and Garden will be the feature of the Market Square” (Imagine Southlands website 2013-2016).

In the Corporation of Delta Bylaw 7271, Attachment E on page 26 includes our farm area as part of the Earthwise Garden Precinct Plan, and notes that it “will be retained in its existing configuration.”

Based on these public assurances of a secure future on the site, Earthwise, its volunteers and community supporters have made a huge investment in program development that is dependent upon continued access to the Earthwise Farm in its current location.

17. Wearne Bay Sea Scouts Hall upgrade

Wearne Bay Sea Scouts Hall is in urgent need of repairs including fixing windows, painting and other general maintenance to the hall.

A community building partnership grant is available but in order to obtain approval for the grant we need community support.

18. Installation of CCTV in Dalmally Passage, Croydon

On Saturday 13th August 2016 at 10.30am my Mum was violently mugged in Dalmally Passage, Croydon. There were 4 attackers and she was thrown to the ground with such force that her ribs were broken. They stole her iphone 4 which is totally worthless and then ran away along the Addiscombe Railway Park.

My 58 year old Mum suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and has partial vision but these thugs had no regard for her disabilities or the consequences of their brutal attack. My mum used to frequently use Dalmally Passage to get to my Nan's flat off of Morland Road as my Nan relies on her for personal care and shopping but since the attack my mum now has to pay for cabs to go the short distance from her house in Addiscome as she is too afraid to use the passage and has since suffered several panic attacks when leaving the house.

Unfortunately the men who mugged my Mum have not been caught as there were no other witnesses and there is no CCTV present in Dalmally Passage. This petition is to ask Croydon Council to install CCTV throughout the passage to help aid the police if anything like this should happen again and also to act as a deterrent to future offenders and help to make the residents feel safer. This is something that I feel very strongly about and think would be very beneficial to the local community.

19. Mark Zuckerberg, Please support Water Science

We are global scientific community of physicists, chemists, biologists, doctors and researchers representing the non-profit* Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water.

We would very much appreciate your support in broadening the coverage of our unique multinational event: Conference on The Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water, a platform for scientists to report their recent research on the physical and biological properties of water. Water is the source of all life and is often called the most mysterious substance on Earth.

The eleventh annual conference will be held this year in Sofia, Bulgaria, on October 6th-9th 2016. Our annual international conference is expected to gather more than one hundred scientists and doctors from around the world, including Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier, Professor of Life Sciences and Biotechnology at Shanghai Jiai Tong University. Professor Montagnier's discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) revolutionized the treatment of AIDS.

The conference is chaired by Gerald H. Pollack, professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington, who discovered the fourth phase of water, known as "EZ water" and hailed by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho as “the most significant scientific discovery of this century.” Professor Pollack's discovery has profound implications for biology and sheds new light on the inner workings of cells, which are composed mainly of EZ water. This and other scientific breakthroughs in water research continue to contribute to the advancement of science, thus enhancing all of our lives.

20. In Support of CUYA's Initiatives in Social and Environmental issues in Kolonia Town

CUYA is building a community centre for our Kolonia Youth. We've secured funding for this centre from the department of Health but we will need a bathroom and parking area added. In signing and support of this petition we will get the attention of our leaders who may be able to provide funding for this effort.

CUYA is working hard at persuading our leaders to remove a sewage dumping in the Seidonokawa. In signing and support of this petition, our leaders may be able to fund the $101,000 dollars needed to finish this much needed project.

21. Who decides the Environment's Value? #saveswanpark

*Designated Passive Recreation Zone
*Protect from current and future development proposals or changes to material use of land ~ BEST master plan proposal
*Local access for nature observation and Albert River
*Habitat for Endangered flora and fauna ~ Open eucalypt forest and woodlands including Melaleuca quinquenervia. Contains endangered regional ecosystems.
*Riparian area along Albert river is 849.32m ~ Erosion and land slide issues caused by disruption directly affect Albert river catchments which leads to Logan river and further to Morteon Bay. Wangerriburra (Albert River people) indigenous to the Scenic Rim catchment area with significant 'Bora Rings'. High value ecological wetlands.

22. Fair Amount Food Forest

Fair Amount Food Forest
Fair-Amount Food Forest is an initiative to create a community defined and publicly used edible food forest. The Fair-Amount Food Forest Collective intends to facilitate the education of the public on growing and maintaining food sources in our own neighborhoods, on public land, while empowering the surrounding community with knowledge of food systems, sustainable building, local ecosystems, grassroots organization and group engagement.

A Food Forest is an age-old agricultural strategy involving diverse types of edible and climate appropriate plants. The forest grows to form strong, mutually supportive relationships which create a system that sustains itself over time. Food forests produce high yields of food, with minimal maintenance – humans design with nature to let nature work on her own.

Our priority is utilizing public land for community benefit and use, to bring people together and to address a myriad of problems such as fresh food scarcity, pollution, and environmental degradation. Additionally, we look for possible solutions which include self reliance, platforms for sharing ideas and concerns within our neighborhoods, and an appreciation for our natural world.

If you envision a better world for yourself, your children, loved ones and friends, please join us in support of: caring for the earth, people helping people, sustainable food sources for all, and an outlet for information, education, resilience and empowerment. Our group is always growing and looking for interested volunteers. All are welcome!

Join the Fair Amount Food Forest Planning Coalition every 2nd and 4th Monday 6:30-8pm!
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Photos *provided by Beacon Food Forest*

23. Body Cameras for LEO's in Missouri

It is our belief that having Body Cams required for every patrolling LEO in Missouri will not only help to exonerate the majority of Police Officers but it will also work to weed out the smaller percentage of Officers who have no business wearing a Uniform and a Badge.

It will take most of the questions and hearsay out of the terrible instances where there has been a crime committed and at the same time it would work to bridge the gap between LEO's and our communities.

With your signature we'll work towards introducing legislation to make sure that LEO interaction with civilians are safer and everyone is held more accountable for their own actions.

24. Stop the Involuntary Transfer of NHE's Beloved Librarian

A wave of shock has permeated the Newport Heights Elementary community with news that our longtime teacher and librarian has been involuntarily transferred out of the school. On behalf of staff, parents, students and community members alike, this petition expresses the deep concern over this abrupt action and ask for the school board's consideration of reversing this decision.

Janice Cannon-Kyte is an invaluable member and favorite faculty member within our NHE family. She holds a Masters degree and National Board Certification with an immaculate school record for nearly 20 years with the Bellevue School District. Her tenure with BSD speaks volumes about the quality of her personality, work ethic and successes, and how they conform with NHE's staff and mission. In fact, she is a pillar of our school, providing immense stability for a community still healing and reconciling after a record faculty loss just one year ago.

The following quotes provide just a small snapshot of the impact Janice has had over the years:

“Janice is an extremely caring and effective teacher.” — NHE parent

“She puts her heart and soul into everything she does.” —NHE colleague

“Janice has an extraordinary ability to recognize skills students lack and work with them both on an individual level as well as with the class as a whole.” —NHE parent

“She works tirelessly to keep our library organized and the lessons both interesting and current for each student in K-5.” —NHE PTSA member

“She was my kindergarten teacher 15 years ago and was amazing. All my siblings had her too and loved her. She is part of what makes NHE such a special place and she absolutely deserves to stay a part of that community.” —Former NHE student

Countless parents choose to volunteer to work with Janice each year because they respect her dedication to the students and our school as a whole. Many say it is the highlight of their day. It's unclear to the NHE community what precisely transpired in the days or weeks leading up to this action. We would like to think there would have been an investigation and open dialogue before such drastic measures were approved. The outpouring of support upon hearing the news in the first 24 hours alone is truly amazing and begs the question: why are we sending away such a beloved figure of our community and school?

The community is urged to write letters to Dr. Mills and the school board. Here is a link to school board members:

Please support us by reading our petition below, adding your signature and forwarding to others.

25. Place Doctors to Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is expecting 10 doctors to locate to this area. They are opening practice over the province and Glace Bay is not expecting any new doctors.

Some family doctors have re-located away from Glace Bay over the past few years, leaving patients with no one to care for their needs on a regular basis and people having to visit hospitals with no regular doctor to assist with health matters.

Some doctors in the area wish to retire but cannot due to knowing that their patients will be without a doctor and wants to ensure they are being taking care of.

26. ER, acute care services to be suspended at Preeceville hospital, starting June 1

Sunrise agreed on June 2015 when placed on temporary bypass that they would bring Preeceville Hospital back up to standing once another Dr was secured by Jan 2016.

A full year has passed and nothing, Sunrise are making 6 more Long term care beds and four are for palliative care and IV therapy. Those are our 10 acute beds. And no ER services.
Our Hospital & long term care facility is newly built with over a million dollars worth of funds raised to ensure the communities surrounding Preeceville would be cared for.

27. Ask Diocese of Westminster to Stop the Closure of St Josephs Social Club - A lifeline to the community

St Josephs Social Club in Wembley, a lifeline to many in the local community, is being closed down next month by its landlords the Diocese of Westminster.

The social club has nearly 400 members, many of these are elderly members of the Irish community. The club is a place to meet up and socialize, without it, many who use it regularly will be cut off, leaving them to become vulnerable, increasingly isolated and alone.

The club, which has been opened for more then 42 years, has done a lot for the local community, not only directly by holding regular weekly events but also, through raising money for charity. It raised 2000 GBP just in February alone.

The club, which has been battling with the courts for the last year, lost their fight to stay at the premises, after Willesden Magistrates’ Court upheld the eviction notice served by the Diocese of Westminster.

The director of Brent Irish Advisory Service (BIAS), Mike McGing, told a local newspaper that, “St Joseph’s has been a lifeline for people, many of who are widowed or have health problems.

“Most are between 65 and 95-years-old and it gets them out the house and stops them getting depressed"

The social club will be a great loss to the community and must stay open!

28. Keep My Zoo Where It Is

BREC - Baton Rouge, Louisiana's parks and recreation department - claims to have hired a company to do a study of about 327 people (according to one article) who were visitors to neighboring Greenwood Park and decided that those living within a three mile radius of the Baton Rouge Zoo were not the zoo's clientele--or that the zoo attendance of this insufficient sample warrants moving the zoo to one of three places in the southern most part of the parish. The study did not appear to sample the folks who lived in south East Baton Rouge Parish.

That doesn't appear to be an issue in their decision making which included a plan to contact local pastors to get their support in calming expected backlash from their congregations.

Another proposal attached to 'appease the natives' is to build a water park on the present zoo site. There is enough space for improvements to the zoo where it is WITH a water park at the neighboring property is BREC property and there is a wooded area nearby. The study also claims, as was reported on the local TV news, that it would cost as much to move the zoo as it would to make improvements to it where it stands. Still, with all of the improvements needed to the zoo - including better management and healthcare for the animals (one article reports that three animals died in a week and it is not unusual for rejected newborns to be allowed to die) - it would appear that cost efficiency would dictate that those improvements can be made at the present location.

It would appear to those of who live near and attend special events at the zoo that they are well attended as the lack of parking proves when cars are parked far from the zoo entrance on both sides of Thomas Road and sometimes in the parking lot of J.S. Clark Park about 1/2-mile away. BREC property surrounds the zoo with Greenwood Park and J.S. Clark Park, leaving enough already available land to expand and improve.

All-in-all, the citizens of Baker, City of Central, Scotlandville and Zachary deserve to keep this beloved family attraction in the area where it has been attended by citizens from all over the parish for nearly five decades now. People from other regions outside of the parish have contacted us and want the zoo to remain at this location as it is the closest one to them as well. We've heard from folks in Livingston, West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Southern Mississippi and other places. We've even heard from citizens in south Baton Rouge who do not want to support a move with their tax money or have another venue for increasing traffic to the area.

29. Repair Upton community notice board

There are allot of people working hard to improve Upton and Torre and the community in the area is growing. We want the area to be safe, friendly and a generally nice community to live and work in.

This petition is to get torbay council and the friends of Upton Park to repair and maintain the community notice board which has been left unusable for some time now.

The notice board should be a place for local events, and groups to promote their events, neighbours to voice their concerns and issues and for the community to use.

30. Say no to Aldi Byron Bay Liquor License

Do you care about the direction that our beautiful town of Byron Bay is heading?

We as a community can steer our own boat and have a say in its direction.

Does Byron Bay need a cut price alcohol seller?

Our community has already fought off Dan Murphy's. We have the right to object and say no.

If Aldi is having a petition to say yes then our community can have a petition saying NO!